MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s University, London.
Integrative Psychotherapist, BACP Registered
Qualifications: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy/ BSc Psychology / MBACP (Registered Member)/ Cruse Bereavement Counsellor
I am a qualified BACP registered integrative psychotherapist and I work with various presenting issues which may be long-standing, or the result of a current event or crisis. Current-day pace of life and challenges can be extremely stressful, and anxiety-provoking, making it hard to cope and function.
My approach is non-directional, and I work at the client’s pace to explore the presenting issues and also consider the influences of the past such as early childhood experiences and trauma.
As an integrative therapist I draw upon a number of frameworks to provide the appropriate support for each client’s unique, personal experience. Central to my work is my high regard and respect for the experiences and feelings of my clients, to be genuine, and to provide empathic support throughout the therapeutic process.
Are you struggling to cope in the current crisis? Or maybe you recognise that events from your past are holding you back from being the person you want to be? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety and sadness that are impacting your way of life and your relationships with the people around you?
Therapy can offer you a safe, confidential space to talk and make sense of what is troubling you and why.
Specialisms and how I work – I have supported clients with:
Anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder
Bereavement/complicated grief/coping with loss
Trauma/problems from childhood
Identity/lack of self-esteem/search for meaning in life
Work related stress and anxiety
Coping with change/life transitions
Prior to commencing my professional training, I qualified as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse (UK’s leading Bereavement charity) in 2012 and provided short term counselling to bereaved clients in their own homes. I then trained at Regent’s university and have worked in private practice and at the Koan practice.
Prior, and at the same time as completing my training I worked in the City in a number of senior roles. Firstly, as an investment banker and the last 10 years of my career were in consulting. I have over 20 years’ experience of management, training and people development.
Many of the projects I worked on supported people and organisations undergoing major change and restructuring often resulting in employees being made redundant and requiring outplacement services and wellbeing support. I have worked with most sectors and industries both in the private sector and more recently the NHS.
These experiences have given me real insight into the many challenges and demands we all face in the current world and gives me a lot to draw upon when helping clients in the therapeutic setting.
I am a registered member of the BACP, (MBACP).
What to expect in a session:
Sessions are held weekly and are 50 minutes in duration. At the first session we will explore what brings you to therapy and what your therapeutic goals are. I contract with clients on an open-ended basis and will check in with you regularly to discuss your progress.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics.
If you are unable to attend the scheduled session and provide more than 48 hours’ notice I will endeavour to reschedule the session.
If less than 48 hours’ notice is given the full fee is payable. With 48 hours or more notice, I still charge a £10 cancellation fee. This is because I pay Koan a weekly “active client” fee and administrative.